Spring Breakers – movie review

SpringBreakersGrade: B

“Spring Breakers” was absolutely not what I was expecting. When I saw that Selena Gomez was starring I figured it would be a lighthearted comedy. I overlooked the fact that it has an R-rating. There was nothing lighthearted about this movie. It was an in your face and slap you on the butt kind of movie.

For the first thirty minutes I really wanted to leave. I didn’t enjoy any part of it. My major gripe up to that point was Selena Gomez’s role. I was left wondering, why is she in this movie? She did not fit at all. Once she left, the movie took hold of me and it was a thrill ride to the end.

The now famous and utterly loved James Franco saved the day. His role just put him at the top of my favorite people list. He plays Alien, a rap artist/drug dealer/thief in this movie. His performance glued my eyes to the screen and made me question my own morality. He was a bad, bad boy but I loved him.

I want to warn you on a few things. In the first two minutes alone you will see every different size and shape of naked girls. There are some very creative usages of beer bongs used on the previously mentioned girls. Drugs are also used in some creative ways. There are some super steamy almost sex scenes. Its rated R for a reason. I saw this at the late show and was surprised to see a bunch of children there. I’m sure they had a lot of questions for Mommy and Daddy that night. So if you want to avoid some uncomfortable family time, leave the tots at home.

I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this movie. I want to know if it really was good or am I just a warped individual that enjoyed the heck out of this morally deprived movie.

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